Doing What She Loves

Leslie Anne Miller (LL.M. 1994) is living proof of the idea that having a law degree means having the freedom to do what you love, even if that changes over time. During her career as a civil litigator and mediator, Ms. Miller has been in private practice and public service. She has been a leader in the profession, serving as the first female president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a tireless champion for women and the arts.

Currently a solo practitioner, Ms. Miller has been a leader in the profession for decades. As General Counsel to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office, she was responsible for a staff of more than 450 attorneys. In this capacity, Ms. Miller represented the Governor and 32 executive and independent agencies in civil, transactional, regulatory, legislative, and criminal justice matters. She has also served at the helm of the 27,000 member Pennsylvania Bar Association, chairing its first Commission on Women in the Profession as well as its House of Delegates and Young Lawyers Division.

Ms. Miller has also brought her considerable skills and energy to the arts, where she serves as co-chair of the Kimmel Regional Performing Arts Center, and to a variety of leading cultural and professional organizations. She sits on the boards of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Forum of Executive Women, Pennsylvania Legal Services Corporation, and WHYY. She is also a trustee of Temple Law School and Mount Holyoke College.

As a result of Ms. Miller’s ground-breaking leadership and dedication to her community, she has been named to a select group of “Women Making History” by the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and honored as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She is also a past recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Ann X. Alpern Award and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Sandra Day O’Connor Award. These recognitions stand as testimony to the commitment, leadership, and skill of Temple Law graduate Leslie Anne Miller, and as a beacon inspiring women lawyers everywhere to do what they love no matter where it leads.